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command has been encased a special. >> reporter: seacom a little more than half of the group is here. when the army moves they move become big. sea come was in new jersey for more than 50 years with today's uncasing of the flag they are going to be in maryland for a very long, long time. this is a really big thing. army big. you can't see the changes at aberdeen proving ground unless you get on the base. but once you're there you see new buildings including this one third of the size of the pentagon. the state-of-the-art facility is the home of u. s. army communications command. it's official, they are here. seacom is a research group fix the army's communications equipment to develop new high tech ways to improve communications radar
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surveillance and all the electronics used by solders in the field and on base. it will be under one roof instead of scattered all around new jersey. >> it's not only where we have 70 some odd separate buildings they were scattered across different little parts of the post, and you pretty much routinely if you wanted to go see anybody you had to get in car and drive there. here it's a walk across the courtyard up a floor. we are all in close proximity. what does that mean? it means the amount of time it takes you to get something done should be significantly reduced. >> reporter: it means that there are now 5,000 new folks in hartford county. this is only the first waiver. hundreds of temporary construction jobs and eventually hundreds of full time jobs will come out of all of this. >> there are 15 new jobs every week in hartford county. i don't think you can find any other place in the country where that's happening. that's just the jobs on post. that's not the jobs you mention the grocery stores, the hair
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dressers, the salons, fast food places, all that is just really growing. >> reporter: here are some of the hard number. the new seacom headquarters is 2.5 million square feet and will house more than 5,000 military and civilian personnel. that's just the first building. another wing is under construction and that will house another 2,000 people and they are also on their way. roosevelt leftwich abc 2 news. thanks rosie. also in hartford county police are looking for the people who vandalized a powerful display remembering victims of domestic abuse. each year for domestic violence awareness month the unitarian universalist church put up a display. it's a line of plywood cutouts men women and children who lost their lives to domestic violence. last weekend it was vandalized. the damage was only about $200, but for the church the real damage was the pain it sent.
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>> it just added to the witness of these silhouettes who have already been killed. now they witness to violence that okay can okay can you remember even from the news of their death. >> if you have any information on who vandalized this memorial call the hartford county sheriff's office. early voting already underway in many parts of the state. in anne arundel county voters lined up to cast their ballots early for the general election on november 2nd. a hot button issue is question a the referendum on whether to put a slots casino next to the arundel mills mall. >> they are trying to avoid the crowd next month. the board of elections is preparing for more people. jim mass he head of the harford
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board of elections it shows 149,000 people are signed up to vote. early voting centers are open now through october 28 except for sunday when they are closed. this weekend former new york city mayor rudy guiliani will campaign with former governor bob erhlich in montgomery county. the rally will be held at the high point farm in clarksburg on sunday. last month giuliani endorsed erhlich in the rematch against governor martin o'malley. to get all the latest information and news on the local and national candidates check out our democracy 2010 section. just click on the news tab of our home page at abc2news.com and then click on the political tab. fantastic day of fall weather out there across maryland. i mean good stuff. little breezy at times, but not the powerhouse winds we had on thursday. >> let's take a look at the
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temperatures and they are looking pretty good for you this evening as we fall from the upper 50s down into the mid 50s. 56 in annapolis. 55 in cambridge 55 over in frederick right now. current winds out of the northwest and right around 10 to 15. so breezy. but not particularly windy, and skies above crystal clear, a great looking evening and a great looking saturday for you as we get up after a crisp l cool start into the mid upper 60s by afternoon. we'll talk about the second half of your weekend and a big change in the weather pattern toward early next week. though details coming up in just a few. thanks a lot wyatt. well, the verdict is in tonight in the murder case against dennis tetso. he's the rosedale man accused of killing his wife. cheryl connor joins us with the family's reaction to the verdict. >> reporter: guilty of second degree murder that is what jurors conclude inside the case
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even without a bodies. tracey has been missing since march 6th, 2005. the night she planned on going to a motley crew concert in washington but she never made it. today her friends and family were in the courtroom tearful after the verdict was read. the prosecution's case lacked a body and investigators never found any forensic evidence such as blood or dna to prove that she was murdered but prosecutors argued dennis tetso knew his wife was going to divorce him and she was seeing other men. he refused to help search for her in the weeks following her disappearance. still her family and friends did not rest until the guilty verdict was handed down. >> i was on a see-saw one minute i was thinking it was going our way next minute maybe it's not. it's a great surprise. it is. >> reporter: dennis tetso's lawyer called the evidence
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prejudicial and says the conviction will be appealed. he escapes the possibility of life without parole since he was found guilty of second degree murder. he is scheduled to be sentenced november 23rd. cheryl connora be c 2 news. cumberland county a former student who claimed self defense in a deadly shooting of a frostburg basketball player has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter. 21-year-old tyrone hall of glen burnie entered the plea this afternoon after the jury sent a note indicating it was having difficulty reaching a decision. he shot and killed brandon carroll and wounded ellis harwood, jr. in april. he agreed to a possible maximum sentence of 8 years in prison. a baltimore jury ruled that a city officer was not at fault when he shot and killed another officer during a brawl outside a strip club in 2008. jurors cleared officer john torres of wrongdoing in the death of officer norman stamp. stamp was off duty and at the bar with fellow members of his
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motorcycle club when the fight broke out. well, tomorrow friends and family will be paying their respects to a baltimore city detective. brian stevenson died saturday night when sean james threw a piece of concrete hitting him in the head. it was as a result of an argument over a parking space. the viewing is tomorrow 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. second viewing sunday 2:00 until 8:00. the actual funeral is scheduled for monday at 11:00 a.m. at the new antioch baptist church. now to the economy. the number of people in maryland looking for work is on the rise. according to the labor day department the unemployment rate jumped to 7.5% from 7.3% in august. 7300 jobs were cut in the state
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in august. well, espn workers are taking action against disney for failing to give workers notice before abruptly shutting down the restaurant in june. the 150 laid off workers will stage a protest monday that will start at the power plant and end at the federal courthouse. the inner harbor location was one of five locations shut down by disney in the past year. well, a few changes are heading your way this sunday on abc 2. you can catch good morning america from 8:00 until 9:00 a.m. this week will air from 9:00 toll 10:00. square off at 10:30. stay with abc 2 news which returns at 6:30. the egyptians were known for embalming procedures. now many signists are using these mummies to learn more about medical history and how our bodies work. the university of maryland medical school is leading the
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way. programs like golf and basketball you wouldn't think education and business are ranked. how a new partnership is keeping kids involved and helping business to tap into a future workforce. 158 degrees out at bwi7 degrees below average. your two degree guarantee forecast was 60 so that is within 2 degrees. linda you get an abc 2 storm umbrella. we're back with your weekend forecast right after this. more for the same health
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insurance as men. domestic violence is treated as a pre-existing condition in eight states. women are abused by their husbands and then by their insurance companies. and last year they tried to end our coverage for mammograms and other preventive services. well i'm proud to say i got the law changed. i'm barbara mikulski. i approve this message so you'll know that being a woman is no longer a pre-existing condition. bob ehrlich is desperate,
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and he'll say anything to get elected. negative attacks the media have repeatedly called "dishonest" and "total malarkey." and why can't we trust bob ehrlich? because he raised taxes and fees by $3 billion then denied it... because he says he's for us, but made $2.5 million at a special interest lobbying firm. and ehrlich says he'll cut education again if elected governor. bob ehrlich-- a career politician we really can't trust. . now to a program which strengthens links between asks and the business community all while giving kids something to
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do after school. fred slayed has more. >> i love my school. go lions. >> reporter: a proud mom captures the moment as her daughter talks about a new program helping her stay involved at the end of the school day. >> they have programs like golf, basketball. he was chapel too and they will help you with your homework and your grades. >> it's been a lifesaver to me. honestly i wouldn't be able to take on jobs especially in the economy. i have more leeway flexibility i know my daughter is safe. >> salvation army boys and girls club is down the street from school. it's very convenient for our children to use. it's open from 3:00 to 8:00 at night in the very hours when middle school kids are sometimes going home to an empty house. >> reporter: melanie lamb is grateful for the partner network which is a way to strengthen links between
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schools business community and local organizations. >> she is very excited about coming every day. i love it. >> reporter: other local objections are also joining the program hoping to invest in tomorrow's workforce today. >> we partner outreach with the school system in order the make sure we can donate our time, resources in order to energize the folks in the classroom to study engineering. >> she wants to do everything. that's fine with me. i want to support her whatever she wants to do. they motivate her here and she's happy. >> reporter: fred slade for abc 2 news. >> for more information about this program find the link on our home page abc2news.com. well, maryland's biggest consignment sale for babies, kids and teens is returning to the baltimore area. this weekend in howard county thousands of families will sell their used toys, clothes and
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equipment and gently used items. the famous swap returns at the wild lake village center tomorrow and sunday from 10:00 to 3:00 with many of the items 350% off. there will be a second tot swap at the maryland state fairgrounds that one is coming up in november. if you want to learn more about the some of the most outspoken women ha helped to shape history you may want to attend a new exhibit reginald lewis museum. freedoms sisters is a national exhibition featuring amazing women sonya sanchez. kathleen cleaver some that bring important moment in our nation's history. the exhibition opens tomorrow. sounds like a great weekend. >> whatever your plans. we know there's going to be a
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lot of tailgating all weekend in annapolis for the big navy notre dame game tomorrow. on sunday kelly we've got the ravens. >> and the bills. >> a lot of football this weekend. >> yeah it is. >> a lot of great weather for it. >> excellent. >> take a look tonight. starting off on a good note weather wise this weekend. winds west northwest 15. temperature 55, cool breeze. on average 5 to 10 degrees cooler than yesterday depending on exactly where you were watching from. and check out the picturesque sky we had today in frederick. high definition weather net camera and you can see some beautiful fall foliage breaking out here too just great fabulous looking weather day. take you down beech side ocean city today. decent waves rolling in here. quiet on the beech. even though you get fantastic weather sometimes on the weekends in october. this is going to be one of them. we could get to 70 or so in
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ocean city on sunday. water still awful hi warm out there too. temperature wise we're in the mid 50s. 57 east in ocean city 55 and we've got 53 in hagerstown right now. most of the state in the low 50s. and we will cool off quickly tonight. cool north breeze continuing the flow into the state. but i think by tomorrow you're going to notice most of the wind will be gone we'll have a light westerly breeze. our neighborhood by neighborhood forecast oxford on the eastern shore about 68 tomorrow. chester to 67 there. and we take you back on the western shore here naval academy about 69 for a high temperature just of 67. but speaking of the naval academy for kick off there. 12:00 we're looking at 65 or so clear and mild chilly for you early tailgaters but then temperatures will rebound pretty nice will in the mid-60s lot of sunshine out there. fantastic football saturday across the state. satellite radar trend looking good. few clouds up in pennsylvania nothing here in our state.
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we're looking really clear and cool. and you know, in fact as we see skies remain crystal clear tonight that wind begins to die off. we will see temperatures drop off rapidly into the 30s. north of baltimore west of baltimore. giant canadian high pressure settling in. it's likely to mean at least some patchy frost, especially in the counties and areas north of the city get into the higher terrain northern baltimore county out toward carroll county. mount airy howard county we could see a decent amount of patchy frost toward daybreak bring in the tender plants and vegetation. through the day tomorrow just a few clouds rolling in the afternoon, but i think most of the dayes going to be nice and sunny. we pick up partly to mostly sunny skies on sunday. we should make 72, 75 degrees on sunday. so yeah, recovery temperature wise. 38 tonight just the opposite clear, chilly, frosty specially
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as you get away from the chesapeake. tomorrow 68 mostly sunny. nice rebound after that crisp chilly start, and then tomorrow night not quite as cold into the upper 40s. most of the saturday will be in 50s. a warmer day on sunday 73. we bring in the chance for rain starting monday. that chance for rain throughout most of next week kelly. thanks wyatt. coming up tonight on abc 2 news at 11:00, if you look forward to a refund anticipation known better known as the rapid refund every january to help with holiday bills you might have to make some alternate plans this year. plus, could you be at risk for diabetes? the cdc expects the number of americans with the disease to triple. we're going to tell you what you need to no tonight at 11:00. in tonight's health alert. reporter michael long profiles a baltimore man who's been working with mummies for most of his life. we want to warn you some of
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these images may be a little tough to watch especially for children. >> reporter: ron wade is the director of the anatomical services division university of maryland school of medicine fondle responsible for providing cadaver donors he's always been fascinated with human anatomy especially with the process of mummification. mummies tell us a lot. >> they were exposed to the same kind of situations we are today as far as bacteria and disease. >> reporter: when wade arrived at the medical school in 1974. the university owned a collection of medical mummies known as the burns collection. a symbol in the early 1800s in scotland as illegal teaching tools they were eventually brought to maryland. >> they were embalmed as we know embalming with fluid they were salt cured to be preserve. >> reporter: he was so interested in mummies 16 years ago he actually mummified a human donor using the exact techniques practiced by the
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ancient egyptians. >> we take cultures and biopsies from the mummy. >> reporter: since that time he has worked on a more american technique called massty nation. they replace the water and fat inside a body's organ tissues. three-dimensional sections of the body are created which can be held dissected to use as teaching tools. i'm michael jones. >> you may remember the day january 20th, 2001. that's when our baltimore ravens took home the ultimate prize and won super bowl xxxv in tampa. this weekend the champs will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the title. sunday fans will get a chance to join in the celebration prior to kickoff during halftime when the ravens take on the build at m and t bank stadium. can't believe it's been 10 years already. let's check out how the drive is going home tonight. just got some police activity
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at u. s. 50 i-97 we'll check that out to you. anybody coming from that direction slow going. have some patience.
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woman 1 sync: i knew what bob ehrlich did as governor. man 1 sync: raised my property taxes 60 percent. woman 2 sync: let utilities hike our rates 72 percent. woman 1 sync: but i didn't know what he's done since he got fired as governor. man 2: ehrlich's raked in millions. man 3: he worked for a wall street bank that took 10 billion dollars from the bailout. woman 3: 10 billion of our money. woman 4: our money. woman 5 sync: and he worked for another bank that collapsed. man 4: costing tax payers 17 million. anncr: tell bob ehrlich big banks don't need help. middle class marylanders do.
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cooked numbers, false attacks. the truth? frank kratovil is ranked one of the 10 most independent members of congress. frank kratovil does not follow anybody's party line he looks at his district, his family, the community, and that's the important thing to him. endorsed by the chamber of commerce, the nra, veterans, and police officers. as a career prosecutor i made decisions on facts not politics,
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in washington i've tried to do the same. i'm frank kratovil and i approve this message. . look at the leaves of fall. >> very fall like conditions out there tonight. 50s north breeze and hour by hour tomorrow. your saturday looks fantastic
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kelly. mid-60s by afternoon, pushing 70. we should get to more than 70 on sunday. so again, good weather all weekend. >> all right. that's it for us at 6:00 but we'll be back at 11:00. >> see you then. >> have a good evening. [ ehrlich ] four years ago unemployment in maryland was under four percent.
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today, it's nearly double. and nearly a quarter of a million marylanders are looking for work. in addition, we face a national health care plan that will hurt small business and cost us jobs. so we have to ask, are you better off today than you were four years ago? we're heading in the wrong direction. we need strong leadership. say no to things we can't afford. fix our health care plan. and refuse to raise taxes. martin o'malley can't do it. i will.
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